Diabetes Update for Health Professionals working in Aged Care
Diabetes WA is offering a diabetes update for health professionals working within Aged and Community Care Facilities.
The training will provide participants with an increased understanding of diabetes and the services available to their patients. Training is suitable for:
- Enrolled Nurses
- Registered Nurses
- Allied Health Professionals
On completion of the study day participants will be able to:
- Gain understanding of the impact of diabetes for the older Australian.
- Identify risk factors for diabetes, common signs and symptoms and diagnostic criteria.
- Identify the types of diabetes and implications for management.
- Understand blood glucose monitoring and target ranges.
- Review common oral and injectable diabetes medications
- Consider the impact of exercise and nutrition on blood glucose levels.
- Recognise and review the management of hypoglycaemia.
- Identify and the consider the impact of long term complications of diabetes on their care.
- Discuss the role of the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).
This update attracts CPD points. You will be able to apply for these after the session and will be provided with a certificate of attendance.
The diabetes update runs for one full day, from 9am to 4pm.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring a pen and notepad for your personal note taking. Refreshments are provided.
Diabetes management in aged care
These resources aims to increase knowledge and understanding of diabetes in older people. It’s is aimed at staff who support those living with diabetes in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). It includes a handbook, fast facts booklets, Quality Review Tool, Resident Sick Day Plan and eight posters.